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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153655/clinical-evidence-supports-a-protective-role-for-cxcl5-in-coronary-artery-disease
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Saranya Ravi, Robert N Schuck, Eleanor Hilliard, Craig R Lee, Xuming Dai, Kaitlin Lenhart, Monte S Willis, Brian C Jensen, George A Stouffer, Cam Patterson, Jonathan C Schisler
Our goal was to measure the association of CXCL5 and molecular phenotypes associated with coronary atherosclerosis severity in patients at least 65 years old. CXCL5 is classically defined as a proinflammatory chemokine, but its role in chronic inflammatory diseases, such as coronary atherosclerosis, is not well defined. We enrolled individuals who were at least 65 years old and undergoing diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Coronary artery disease (CAD) severity was quantified in each subject via coronary angiography by calculating a CAD score...
December 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150207/carotid-and-femoral-atherosclerosis-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome-equivalent-risk-with-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-case-control-study
#2
Evrydiki Kravvariti, George Konstantonis, Nikolas Tentolouris, Petros P Sfikakis, Maria G Tektonidou
BACKGROUND: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) may carry a worse prognosis for vascular complications when co-existing with subclinical atherosclerosis; however, the association between the two conditions remains ambiguous. METHODS: We evaluated ultrasonographic markers of subclinical atherosclerosis in carotid and femoral arteries of 86 patients with thrombotic APS [43 primary APS (PAPS), 43 systemic lupus erythematosus-associated APS (SLE/APS)], 86 patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and 86 healthy controls, individually matched for age and gender, and investigated their associations with traditional and disease-related factors in APS...
October 23, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149179/postmenopausal-hormone-therapy-and-risk-of-stroke-a-pooled-analysis-of-data-from-population-based-cohort-studies
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Germán D Carrasquilla, Paolo Frumento, Anita Berglund, Christer Borgfeldt, Matteo Bottai, Chiara Chiavenna, Mats Eliasson, Gunnar Engström, Göran Hallmans, Jan-Håkan Jansson, Patrik K Magnusson, Peter M Nilsson, Nancy L Pedersen, Alicja Wolk, Karin Leander
BACKGROUND: Recent research indicates a favourable influence of postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT) if initiated early, but not late, on subclinical atherosclerosis. However, the clinical relevance of timing of HT initiation for hard end points such as stroke remains to be determined. Further, no previous research has considered the timing of initiation of HT in relation to haemorrhagic stroke risk. The importance of the route of administration, type, active ingredient, and duration of HT for stroke risk is also unclear...
November 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148412/psychological-comorbidities-associated-with-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-greek-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-potential-contribution-of-sleep-impairment
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Theofanis Karageorgas, Dimitrios Ioakeimidis, Clio P Mavragani
OBJECTIVES: Impaired sleep and psychological disorders are increasingly recognised as prevalent comorbidities in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS), as well as important contributors of atherosclerosis in the general population. In the current study we sought to explore a potential role of psychological comorbidities in the pronounced atherosclerotic risk of pSS patients. METHODS: Fifty-nine pSS patients fulfilling the ACR/EULAR criteria completed specific validated questionnaires assessing fatigue, depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances...
November 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145955/cardiovascular-complications-of-cancer%C3%A2-therapy-best-practices-in-diagnosis-prevention-and-management-part-2
#5
REVIEW
Hui-Ming Chang, Tochukwu M Okwuosa, Tiziano Scarabelli, Rohit Moudgil, Edward T H Yeh
In this second part of a 2-part review, we will review cancer or cancer therapy-associated systemic and pulmonary hypertension, QT prolongation, arrhythmias, pericardial disease, and radiation-induced cardiotoxicity. This review is based on a MEDLINE search of published data, published clinical guidelines, and best practices in major cancer centers. Newly developed targeted therapy can exert off-target effects causing hypertension, thromboembolism, QT prolongation, and atrial fibrillation. Radiation therapy often accelerates atherosclerosis...
November 14, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143147/-esc-guidelines-2017-on-peripheral-arterial-diseases-summary-of-the-most-important-recommendations-and-innovations
#6
C Espinola-Klein
The current European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines on peripheral arterial diseases include recommendations on diagnostics and treatment of atherosclerotic manifestations in peripheral arteries. Because of the high coincidence of atherosclerosis in different arterial territories, screening for other atherosclerotic lesions is necessary in patients with clinical symptoms in one vascular bed. Consistent treatment of cardiovascular risk factors is important in all patients with peripheral atherosclerosis...
November 15, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143100/infrarenal-aortic-diameter-aortoiliac-bifurcation-level-and-lumbar-disc-degenerative-changes-a-cross-sectional-mr-study
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Abolhassan Shakeri, Moslem Shakeri, Mohammadreza Ojaghzadeh Behrooz, Razieh Behzadmehr, Zohreh Ostadi, Daniel Fadaei Fouladi
PURPOSE: To examine a possible correlation of infrarenal aortic diameter and aortoiliac bifurcation level with lumbar disc degenerative changes. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional, single-center retrospective study on lumbar magnetic resonance images of patients with low back pain (n = 496). Lumbar disc degenerative changes were reported on the basis of the Pfirrmann grading system and accordingly, patients were grouped as with grade I-II findings (n = 192), with grade III findings (n = 64) and with grade IV-V findings (n = 240)...
November 15, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139513/current-knowledge-of-intestinal-absorption-of-bioactive-peptides
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REVIEW
Weilin Shen, Toshiro Matsui
Peptides have been demonstrated as potentially beneficial compounds against several life-style related diseases such as hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and atherosclerosis, among others. However, limited research has been carried out on peptide absorption, resulting in a lack of understanding and control of this process. Therefore, this review discusses the recent insights gathered on in vitro and in vivo absorption of peptides across intestinal membranes, into blood circulation. Briefly, some di-/tripeptides permeate through intestinal membranes in their intact forms via peptide transporter systems, while others are vulnerable to protease degradation...
November 15, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137477/circulating-lipopolysaccharide-binding-protein-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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I Trojova, M Kozarova, D Petrasova, Z Malachovska, I Paranicova, P Joppa, R Tkacova
Circulating lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (LBP), a metabolic endotoxemia marker, was identified as an independent predictor of atherosclerosis. Although increases in carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) were repeatedly reported in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), neither the role of OSA in metabolic endotoxemia nor of LBP in early atherosclerosis were explored in patients with OSA. At a tertiary university hospital we investigated the relationships between OSA, LBP and CIMT in 117 men who underwent full polysomnography and CIMT assessment by B-mode ultrasound...
November 10, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133788/regulation-of-angiotensin-ii-actions-by-enhancers-and-super-enhancers-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Sadhan Das, Parijat Senapati, Zhuo Chen, Marpadga A Reddy, Rituparna Ganguly, Linda Lanting, Varun Mandi, Anita Bansal, Amy Leung, Selena Zhang, Ye Jia, Xiwei Wu, Dustin E Schones, Rama Natarajan
Angiotensin II (AngII) promotes hypertension and atherosclerosis by activating growth-promoting and pro-inflammatory gene expression in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). Enhancers and super-enhancers (SEs) play critical roles in driving disease-associated gene expression. However, enhancers/SEs mediating VSMC dysfunction remain uncharacterized. Here, we show that AngII alters vascular enhancer and SE repertoires in cultured VSMCs in vitro, ex vivo, and in AngII-infused mice aortas in vivo. AngII-induced enhancers/SEs are enriched in binding sites for signal-dependent transcription factors and dependent on key signaling kinases...
November 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130930/leukocyte-rhoa-exchange-factor-arhgef1-mediates-vascular-inflammation-and-atherosclerosis
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Maria Luigia Carbone, Gilliane Chadeuf, Sandrine Heurtebise-Chrétien, Xavier Prieur, Thibault Quillard, Yann Goueffic, Nathalie Vaillant, Marc Rio, Laure Castan, Maxim Durand, Céline Baron-Menguy, Julien Aureille, Juliette Desfrançois, Angela Tesse, Raul M Torres, Gervaise Loirand
Abnormal activity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system plays a causal role in the development of hypertension, atherosclerosis, and associated cardiovascular events such as myocardial infarction, stroke, and heart failure. As both a vasoconstrictor and a proinflammatory mediator, angiotensin II (Ang II) is considered a potential link between hypertension and atherosclerosis. However, a role for Ang II-induced inflammation in atherosclerosis has not been clearly established, and the molecular mechanisms and intracellular signaling pathways involved are not known...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129762/risk-factors-for-the-rupture-of-intracranial-aneurysms-using-ct-angiography
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Guang-Xian Wang, Li Wen, Liu Yang, Qi-Chuang Zhang, Jin-Bo Yin, Chun-Mei Duan, Dong Zhang
PURPOSE: To study the clinical and morphological characteristics associated with risk factors for the rupture of intracranial aneurysms (IAs). METHODS: A total of 1115 consecutive patients with 1282 IAs were reviewed from August 2011 to February 2016. The patients and IAs were divided into ruptured and unruptured groups. Based on the clinical and morphologic findings, the risk factors for IA rupture were assessed using statistical methods. RESULTS: Age, hypertension, diabetes mellitus and cerebral atherosclerosis were associated with ruptured IAs...
November 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123368/atherosclerosis-is-associated-with-a-higher-risk-of-hepatic-steatosis-in-hiv-infected-patients
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REVIEW
A Zizza, M Guido, M R Tumolo, A De Donno, F Bagordo, P Grima
Introduction: Cardiovascular Diseases (CD) have emerged as a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in HIV population. Some studies have reported higher carotid Intima Media Thickness (c-IMT), a measure of subclinical atherosclerosis (AT), in this cohort of patients. Methods: Here, we evaluate the role of Hepatic Steatosis (HS) as likely marker for AT in 128 HIV-infected patients without hepatitis C infection. c-IMT has been detected non-invasively by carotid ultrasonography to assess the progression of AT...
September 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122390/hypertension-diabetes-atherosclerosis-and-nash-cause-or-consequence
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REVIEW
Amedeo Lonardo, Fabio Nascimbeni, Alessandro Mantovani, Giovanni Targher
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become one of the most common forms of chronic liver disease worldwide and its prevalence is expected to continue rising. NAFLD has traditionally been considered a consequence of metabolic syndrome (MetS). However, the link between NAFLD and MetS components, especially type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), hypertension (HTN), and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is more complex than previously thought. Indeed, the adverse effects of NAFLD extend far beyond the liver, with a large body of clinical evidence now suggesting that NAFLD may precede and/or promote the development of T2DM, HTN and atherosclerosis/CVD...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119920/polyphenols-inflammation
#15
Midori Natsume
BACKGROUND: Polyphenols widely distributed in plants, fruits and vegetables have received considerable attention on account of their physiological functions, including their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Some antioxidant components of cacao liquor prepared from fermented and roasted cacao beans, which is a major ingredient of cocoa and chocolate products, have been characterized as flavan-3-ols and procyanidin oligomers Methods: This review focuses on a specific group of (-)-epicatechins and their oligomers, the procyanidins, in cacao products...
November 8, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119082/cardiac-manifestations-of-familial-mediterranean-fever
#16
REVIEW
Ahmad Alsarah, Osama Alsara, Heather S Laird-Fick
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is autoinflammatory disorder characterized by sporadic attacks of fever, peritonitis, pleuritis, and arthritis. It is mainly seen in patients from Mediterranean origins, but it is now reported more frequently in Europe and North America due to immigration. To analyze the data on the cardiovascular manifestations in FMF patients, we searched PubMed using the terms "Familial Mediterranean Fever" or "FMF" in combination with other key words including "cardiovascular diseases" "pericardial diseases" "atherosclerosis" "coronary artery diseases" "cardiomyopathy" "pulmonary hypertension" or "valvular diseases...
October 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118311/factors-associated-with-intima-media-complex-thickness-of-the-common-carotid-artery-in-japanese-noncardioembolic-stroke-patients-with-hyperlipidemia-the-j-stars-echo-study
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Shinichi Wada, Masatoshi Koga, Kazunori Toyoda, Kazuo Minematsu, Masahiro Yasaka, Yoji Nagai, Shiro Aoki, Tomohisa Nezu, Naohisa Hosomi, Tatsuo Kagimura, Hideki Origasa, Kenji Kamiyama, Rieko Suzuki, Toshiho Ohtsuki, Hirofumi Maruyama, Kazuo Kitagawa, Shinichiro Uchiyama, Masayasu Matsumoto
AIMS: There may be ethnic differences in carotid atherosclerosis and its contributing factors between Asian and other populations. The purpose of this study was to examine intima-media complex thickness (IMT) of the carotid artery and associated clinical factors in Japanese stroke patients with hyperlipidemia from a cohort of the Japan Statin Treatment Against Recurrent Stroke Echo Study. METHODS: Patients with hyperlipidemia, not on statins, who developed noncardioembolic ischemic stroke were included in this study...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118111/differential-cell-matrix-mechanoadaptations-and-inflammation-drive-regional-propensities-to-aortic-fibrosis-aneurysm-or-dissection-in-hypertension
#18
M R Bersi, R Khosravi, A J Wujciak, D G Harrison, J D Humphrey
The embryonic lineage of intramural cells, microstructural organization of the extracellular matrix, local luminal and wall geometry, and haemodynamic loads vary along the length of the aorta. Yet, it remains unclear why certain diseases manifest differentially along the aorta. Toward this end, myriad animal models provide insight into diverse disease conditions-including fibrosis, aneurysm and dissection-but inherent differences across models impede general interpretations. We examined region-specific cellular, matrix, and biomechanical changes in a single experimental model of hypertension and atherosclerosis, which commonly coexist...
November 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117224/predictors-of-sudden-cardiac-death-in-atrial-fibrillation-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-aric-study
#19
Ryan J Koene, Faye L Norby, Ankit Maheshwari, Mary R Rooney, Elsayed Z Soliman, Alvaro Alonso, Lin Y Chen
We previously reported that incident atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in the general population. We now aimed to identify predictors of SCD in persons with AF from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study, a community-based cohort study. We included all participants who attended visit 1 (1987-89) and had no prior AF (n = 14,836). Incident AF was identified from study electrocardiograms and hospitalization discharge codes through 2012. SCD was physician-adjudicated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115381/proliferation-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-under-inflammation-is-regulated-by-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p65-microrna-17-rb-pathway-activation
#20
Dong Yang, Chen Sun, Jing Zhang, Shu Lin, Lin Zhao, Lun Wang, Ruoran Lin, Junyuan Lv, Shijie Xin
Inflammation and excessive proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) have key roles in various vascular disorders, including restenosis, atherosclerosis and pulmonary artery hypertension. However, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. The present study investigated the role of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) and microRNA (miRNA) in the regulation of VSMC proliferation under inflammatory conditions. It was demonstrated that miR‑17 stimulated the proliferation of VSMCs, enhanced cell cycle G1/S transition, and increased levels of proliferating cell nuclear antigen and E2F1...
October 25, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
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